Community Champions

Professional services firm has charity clay shoot in its sights

Written by Peter Davison.

TWIGS - The Path of Life Garden


Professional services company Optimum is on target to help a mental health charity by sponsoring its annual clay shoot.

The event, which takes place at Swindon's Barbury Shooting School on September 26, is in aid of TWIGS, the community garden project in the town, which supports people with mental health and addiction problems and also those with dementia.

Swindon-based Optimum, which offers accountancy and legal services – including conveyancing, wills and probate – will be entering two teams as well as sponsoring the event and is inviting others to sign up.

Individuals and teams of four are welcome, at a cost of £120 per person. Included are bacon rolls, guns, cartridges, buffet lunch and a helping hand for novices. The event runs from 9am to 2pm.

Richard Mathews, CEO at Optimum, said: "TWIGS does some great work in supporting people with mental health and addiction issues, through its community gardens scheme in Cheney Manor and we are delighted to sponsor this event."

Chris Loveday, fundraiser with TWIGS, said: "We're delighted that Optimum are able to sponsor this annual event. It's now in its eighth year and generally raises about £6,000 for TWIGS. We are currently building the dementia programme we run, which now supports five people with dementia and more will be joining. The funds will help us to develop this as well as the other services we offer."

For more information about the TWIGS clay shoot, email Peter Barefoot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.